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Aussie Netball Community In Mourning After Tragic Death Of 19-Year-Old Ivy-Rose Hughes

Aussie Netball Community In Mourning After Tragic Death Of 19-Year-Old Ivy-Rose Hughes

Tributes have come flooding in for 19-year-old Ivy-Rose Hughes, who sadly passed away in a car crash last night near McLaren Vale in South Australia.

Hughes, who was a talented netballer with a bright future ahead, was the passenger in a car that collided with a ute at a busy intersection at around 10pm.

The incident left several others injured, with Hughes sadly losing her life at the scene.

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South Australia police issued a statement, saying: "Police and emergency services were called to the intersection of Main Road and Malpas Road, after reports of a collision involving a Mazda SUV and a Mitsubishi utility.

"A passenger in the Mazda, a 19-year-old Banksia Park woman died at the scene.

"The driver of the Mazda and three other passengers were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

"The three occupants of the Mitsubishi were also taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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"Major Crash officers attended the scene to investigate the collision. Roads were closed in the area for most of the night but have since reopened."

Hughes' tragic passing sent shockwaves through the netball community.

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The promising youngster had competed at the highest level in Australia and even represented the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI).

"The SASI family is devastated by the loss of Ivy-Rose Hughes who tragically passed in a motor vehicle accident last night," the institute said via social media.

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"Ivy was part of the SASI netball program from 2018 - 2020. Our thoughts are with Ivy's family, friends and the entire netball community."

Hughes also played for the Matrics Netball Club.

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In the wake of her passing, the team released a touching tribute to pay their respects to one of their own.

"Vale Ivy-Rose Hughes," a post on Facebook said.

"We are absolutely devastated to hear the news of Ivy-Rose Hughes' passing in last night's motor vehicle accident.

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"An incredible netballer and even more incredible young woman, the entire netball community has been saddened by this news. She was a bright spark and was much loved throughout our club.

"Ivy is a star of our Premier League squad and has represented South Australia on numerous occasions and her impact on the netball community will not be forgotten.

"Our thoughts are with Ivy's family and loved ones at this time, along with the entire netball family who are feeling the impact of this great loss.

"Ivy-Rose Hughes. Forever a star."

Rest In Peace, Ivy-Rose.

Featured Image Credit: South Australian Sports Institute

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.